Kentucky River closed below High Bridge on select dates

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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Jessamine County boaters will need to exude caution when approaching an iconic spot on the Kentucky River for the foreseeable future.

Norfolk Southern began work on High Bridge track maintenance on Monday to replace railroad ties, according to a news release.

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Due to the possibility for falling debris, boaters will be unable to traverse the river near the bridge during the following dates from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

• Aug. 17

• Aug. 21-24

• Aug. 28-31

The release states that Norfolk has worked with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to complete the work while keeping boaters safe and that outside of the above time and dates, boaters can traverse under the bridge as normal.